Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception, 2nd Edition: Expertise from Leading Fertility Specialists for Maximizing Reproductive Health and Growin (Paperback)
Deciding to add a baby to your family is full of unknowns. How long will it take to get pregnant? How will age and other factors play into your chances of conceiving? If you need some help, what are your options? Many of these questions have different answers for every person and every pregnancy. With Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception, you can take on the adventure of trying for a baby with clear, empathetic guidance. Based on their extensive expertise in helping people build their families, Mayo Clinic physicians break down what contributes to healthy eggs and sperm, steps you can take to get ready for pregnancy, how babies are made, and tips for ovulation tracking, timing sex, and improving your chances. This comprehensive guide also demystifies miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies, as well as many common fertility problems. In addition, the authors offer the latest on reproductive assistance, third-party reproduction, and fertility preservation, and the many options now available to help all families, including LGBTQ, transgender and single parents-to-be, achieve the dream of having a baby. Color medical illustrations and graphics throughout help this user-friendly book provide answers and explanations on nearly every aspect of achieving a successful pregnancy. With sensitivity and an inclusive approach, it's an essential guide for anyone who wants to have a baby.
Zaraq Khan, M.B.B.S., is a physician at the forefront of modern reproductive issues. After earning his medical degree in Pakistan, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and a masters in clinical research at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He also received specialized training in minimally invasive gynecologic and reproductive surgery as a Mayo Clinic Travelling Scholar across Western Europe. Dr. Khan's clinical expertise includes diagnosis and management of infertility, uterine fibroids and endometriosis, and minimally invasive surgery for complex conditions. In addition, his research focuses on the impact of endometriosis on fertility and fertility preservation through ovarian tissue cryopreservation and uterine transplants. Samir Babayev, M.D., born and raised in Azerbaijan, earned his medical degree at Istanbul University in Turkey. He then completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Medical College and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Babayev's broad research interests and clinical expertise span reproductive surgery, reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Through his work with minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF), he has helped to develop protocols that minimize the use of fertility medications, lowering certain risks without compromising success rates. Dr. Babayev serves as the IVF Clinic director at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he strives to offer the most up-to-date and comprehensive fertility treatments available. Chandra C. Shenoy, M.D., is an assistant professor and physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following medical school at St. Louis University, she completed residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. She also completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Mayo Clinic, as well as a masters in biomedical sciences. Clinically, Dr. Shenoy specializes in infertility with a focus on complex in vitro fertilization (IVF) and third party reproduction. She is the medical director for the Third Party Reproduction Program at Mayo Clinic, which helps build families through donor sperm, donor eggs, or gestational carriers. She advocates for single parents, the LGBTQ community, and couples experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss and is dedicated to helping build families of all kinds.